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Interdental Papilla: Esthetic Considerations 

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Topic originally appeared on Pankey.org : Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers Interdental papilla is the part of the gingiva that fills the space between teeth. It has a triangular shape in the anterior region and a concave col in the posterior region of the tooth, which is particularly determined by the adjacent teeth, the width of the interproximal tooth surfaces, and the cementoenamel junction.

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Nash Institute Introduces its new NJ Affiliate Institute for Advanced Dental Education Center

Dentistry Today

The Nash Institute for Dental Learning in Huntersville, North Carolina, continues to offer hands-on and AGD-approved courses in “Direct Composite Resin Dentistry,” “Indirect Esthetic Dentistry,” and “Full Mouth Esthetic Reconstruction.” In addition, practice enhancement is a part of all the programs, and special classes like dental business school are offered for dentists and team members.

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Pearl Launches Groundbreaking AI-Powered Dental Insurance Verification

Dental News and Technology

P earl , the global leader in dental AI solutions, has announced the launch of Precheck, a groundbreaking new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered insurance eligibility and benefits verification tool. Leveraging natural language processing (NLP) to seamlessly compile and synthesize patient insurance data, Precheck streamlines the insurance verification process and provides dental practices and their patients with comprehensive coverage information.

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Techniques for Effectively Communicating Treatment Plans and Expectations to Patients

Oral Health Group

Have you ever wondered if your patients understood what you were trying to tell them? Most patients have a layman’s understanding of good dental hygiene The post Techniques for Effectively Communicating Treatment Plans and Expectations to Patients appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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DMG DentaMile Desk MC System

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: DMG-Connect.com DMG Connect allowed igniteDDS permission to share this video with our readers. Jump into digital dentistry effortlessly with our complete and validated 3D printing system. The post DMG DentaMile Desk MC System appeared first on igniteDDS.

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Vivek Anil Chitte, DMD, Recognized for Exceptional Contributions to Dental Surgery

Dentistry Today

Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Vivek Anil Chitte, DMD, is acknowledged as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member for his contributions to elevating dental surgery. Dr. Chitte, a highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is making significant strides in enhancing oral healthcare within the local community. With a strong educational background and dedication to his craft, he has become a trusted name in dental surgery.

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MOON x Hello Kitty: Adorable Electric Toothbrush and Toothpaste for Bright Smiles

Dental News and Technology

You can never have too many smiles! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of global icon Hello Kitty, MOON Oral Beauty has partnered with Sanrio for a sweet surprise. Introducing the limited-edition MOON x Hello Kitty Electric Toothbrush ($79.99) and Strawberry Mint Toothpaste ($12.99)—a timelessly cute oral beauty collection that brings a modern twist to the beloved character.

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Referrals: What Dentists Wish Patients Knew

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Savanah Craig In the age of Amazon Prime and grocery pick-up, convenience is becoming a higher priority for patients. Our society prizes one-stop shopping above all else and general dentists are working hard to fit this model. More and more dentist are becoming “Super GPS” and taking courses to add more advanced procedures to their offices, like IV Sedation, third molar extractions, and molar root canals.

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Align Technology to Announce Second Quarter 2024 Results on July 24, 2024

Dentistry Today

Align Technology announced that it will report second quarter 2024 financial results on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, after the close of market. Financial results will be released at 4:00 PM ET (1:00 PM PT) and will be available on the investor relations section of the Align website at [link]. Following the press release, Align will host a conference call to discuss its financial results.

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Experience Revolutionary Dental Air Purification Technology

Dental News and Technology

The Unhealthy Reality Dental professionals, the unsung heroes of oral health, deserve a spotlight on the air they breathe. Shockingly, their work environment has earned the title of “most unhealthy” in North America. Brace yourself for some eye-opening statistics: 74% of North Americans suffer from indoor air quality anxiety (data on file), and 6 of 10 employees quit over poor indoor air quality in their places of business (data on file).

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7 Winning Strategies to Dominate SEO for Oral Surgeons

My Social Practice

SEO for Oral Surgeons: Best Practices As any successful oral surgeon knows, a thriving practice requires new patients. While referrals may have been the bread and butter of patient acquisition in the past, more potential patients are finding specialized dental providers through online searches. Oral surgeons face a unique challenge, competing with other specialist practices and family dentists offering minor oral surgery services.

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What Are Shark Teeth in Kids? Parents, Here’s What to Know.

The Super Dentists

Baby shark doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo…by now, you’ve probably heard the viral song. But did you know that there’s actually a phenomenon called shark teeth in kids? If you’re a parent. Read More The post What Are Shark Teeth in Kids? Parents, Here’s What to Know. appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Britely Dentures & Implants CEO Inducted Into ADSO Hall of Leaders

Dentistry Today

Vista Verde Dental Partners is proud to announce that its CEO, Dustin Netral, has been inducted into the prestigious Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) Hall of Leaders. This esteemed honor recognizes outstanding leadership and significant contributions to the dental support organization industry. Vista Verde Dental Partners CEO Dustin Netral accepts Association of Dental Support Organizations Hall of Leaders Award.

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Can Dental Crowns and Bridges Help You?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile is essential for both your oral health and overall confidence. If you’re dealing with damaged or missing teeth, dental crowns and bridges might be the perfect solutions for you. At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with high-quality dental care, and we’re here to explain how crowns and bridges can enhance your dental health.

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The Benefits of OralDNA® Tests at Aerni Dental

Aerni Dental

At Aerni Dental, Dr. William M. Aerni is committed to providing the best possible care for his patients. As part of this commitment, Dr. Aerni utilizes advanced salivary diagnostics from OralDNA® Labs. These tests offer valuable insights into your oral and overall health, allowing for personalized and effective treatment plans. Here’s why incorporating saliva testing can be a game-changer for your dental care.

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Mastering Subgingival Calculus Removal

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Essentially mineralized oral biofilm, 1,2 calculus is porous, which allows bacteria to thrive on and inside it. 3-5 The presence of subgingival calculus is strongly associated with inflammation in the soft tissue pocket wall and is an important factor in the development and progression of periodontitis. 1,5,6 Subgingival calculus provides surfaces that are conducive to adherence and growth of biofilms. 7 Calculus is a reservoir for endotoxins and microbial antigens; 4,8 thus, its incomplete remo

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Ormco to Host Premier Clinical Event for Orthodontists & Their Teams

Dentistry Today

Ormco Corporation, a global leader in orthodontic products, solutions, and education, is pleased to announce the return of the Ormco Forum on October 3-5, 2024, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The Ormco Forum 2024 will feature a robust agenda, including keynote presentations from 20 world-renowned orthodontists , interactive workshops, panel discussions, and one-on-one learning opportunities.

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Beyond Cavities: The Surprising Link Between Oral Health and Wellbeing

Gilreath Dental

Bad teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue—they can profoundly impact your health beyond the mouth. Understanding the connection between dental health and overall well-being is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. How Bad Teeth Impact Your Oral Health Bad teeth result from bacterial buildup on teeth surfaces, leading to decay and gum disease.

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Need 10-20 New Patients a Month? Launch a Whitening for Life Campaign!

My Social Practice

Whitening for Life: A Strategic Campaign to Attract New Patients to Your Dental Practice This summer, My Social Practice CEO Adrian Lefler had the privilege of presenting at the Ultradent Whitening Extravaganza in Las Vegas. Ultradent, known for their Opalescence whitening products , invited My Social Practice to share insights on how dental practices can effectively use whitening campaigns to attract new patients.

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Dental Student TikToker Bridges Art and Science to Broaden Dentistry’s Appeal

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Karsen Springfield, BS, always had a strong interest in both art and science. Inspired by her parents, both graduates of the UT Health Science Center College of Dentistry, she saw dentistry as the perfect blend of her two passions. Karsen, from Memphis, earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Christian Brothers University. Now a first-year dental student, Karsen documents her dental school journey on her TikTok account, “Karrrsen,” where she shares videos of dental wax-ups, study sessions,

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UptimeHealth to Showcase UptimeServices and Host Breakout Session at 2024 Dykema DSO Conference

Dentistry Today

UptimeHealth , a leader in innovative solutions for dental equipment management, is excited to announce its participation in the 2024 Dykema DSO Conference. The conference will take place from July 10th to July 12th at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Colorado. UptimeHealth will host a breakout session on July 11th from 2-3 PM MT , focusing on essential strategies for managing unexpected operational challenges in dental practices.

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How Technology Is Revolutionizing Modern Dentistry in Vacaville

Vacaville Dental Professionals

The field of dentistry has come a long way in recent years, thanks to advancements in technology. These innovations have not only improved the patient experience but also enhanced the precision, efficiency, and outcomes of dental treatments. In this article, we will explore the significant impact of technology on modern dentistry and how it is transforming the way we care for our smiles. 8 Ways Technology Is Changing Dentistry 1.

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How Long Do Ceramic Veneers Last?

Hardin Dental

Ceramic veneers are often a top choice when considering a smile makeover due to their natural appearance and durability. At Bayview Dental Arts , we frequently receive inquiries about the lifespan of these aesthetic enhancements. Let’s explore how long your ceramic veneers can last and what factors influence their longevity. Lifespan of Ceramic Veneers Ceramic veneers are thin shells crafted from high-quality ceramic material designed to cover the front surface of teeth.

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What Is Endodontic Retreatment?

Phoenix Endodontist

Diamonds last forever. Dental treatments may not. That does not mean the treatments are not valuable. Potentially complex treatments, such as root canals, can be effective even if they need to be done a second time. Endodontic retreatment offers another chance to natural teeth previously saved with a root canal. If a tooth treated with a root canal becomes sore or painful, even months or years later, see your endodontist immediately.

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The Inner Circle Acknowledges Cary Birkitt as a 2024 Pinnacle Life Member

Dentistry Today

Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Cary Birkitt is acknowledged as a 2024 Pinnacle Life Member for his contributions to the field of dentistry. Dr. Birkitt pursued higher education at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he obtained a Bachelor of General Studies degree. He then graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2007.

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Bluesky Bio Announces New Photogrammetry Scanner

Denticle

For several years now BlueSky Bio has been a leading force in helping doctors to read, analyze, and create patient solutions with CBCT. Over the years, I've gotten a chance to know the creators of the company and I feel they are good people doing good things for the profession. The company first came to market with BlueSky Plan which gave doctors a *free* platform to read CBCT datasets.

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TikTok Does It Again With Facial Fitness Gum

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

TikTok is infamous for its bad dental fads with everything from DIY orthodontics to filing down your own teeth to improve your smile. Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Now facial fitness gum has emerged with promises that it will help users achieve a more attractive jawline and tone more than 57 facial and neck muscles. The idea is that chewing these tougher-than-normal gums provides a workout for the face, akin to physical exercise for other body parts.

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All About Dissolvable Stitches Hanging in the Mouth

Kakar Dental Group

Have you recently undergone dental surgery and noticed something odd in your mouth? You feel it, and you don’t know what it is. If it feels like there’s something small and bothersome lingering, it might be dissolvable stitches hanging in your mouth. While this can feel unsettling, there’s no need to worry about it. This is usually told to patients before surgery, but there’s hearing about it versus dealing with it.

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Innovative Oral Care Products Drive Growth in Electric Toothbrush Market

Dentistry Today

The global electric toothbrush market size is estimated to grow by USD 4.74 billion from 2024-2028, according to Technavio. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 11.92% during the forecast period. Rising prevalence of periodontal diseases is driving market growth, with a trend towards innovative products for oral care. However, high cost of electric toothbrush poses a challenge.

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Off for a Few Days.

Denticle

I'm taking some time away from the blog for a little mind refreshing. Posts will resume Monday July 8th. Thanks for your understanding & for reading. I truly appreicate the loyalty you all have shown me over the years!

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Going Back to High School to Solve Dental Workforce Shortages

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Long waits for dental appointments are becoming a common issue in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and across the country, primarily due to significant workforce shortages in the dental profession. To address this growing concern, efforts are being made locally to inspire the next generation to pursue careers in dentistry. One such initiative is the Dental Health Summer Institute, a camp organized by Old Dominion University (ODU) and Delta Dental.

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Awake Bruxism – How Prevalent in the General Population

Central Ohio Periodontics

A recent systematic review study published in Science Direct identified the prevalence of Awake Bruxism in the general population. Although bruxism has been studied for over 50 years, it was not until 2013 and 2018 when two international consensus papers classified bruxism into Sleep Bruxism and Awake Bruxism. Sleep Bruxism was defined as “masticatory muscle activity during sleep, rhythmic or not”.

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Strategic Partnerships Fuel Growth in Global Dental Aligners Market

Dentistry Today

The “Global Dental Aligners Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2024 to 2032” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The ‘dental aligners market’ is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.1% during the forecast period of 2024 to 2032, driven by several key factors that shape its competitive landscape.

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What Is The Best Alternative To Dental Implants?

Best Dentist in Houston

Finding Other Options Besides Dental Implants Dental implants have long been a popular choice for replacing missing teeth, offering a permanent solution that mimics the look and function of natural teeth. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants due to factors such as bone density, overall health, and budget constraints. Fortunately, there are several effective alternatives to dental implants that can restore your smile and oral function.

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Study Explores Genetic Mysteries of Seizures and Brain Malformations

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are embarking on a groundbreaking study, funded by more than $420,000 from the National Institutes of Health, to explore how genetic variants contribute to seizures and brain malformations. This study, “Genotype-Informed Single-Cell Transcriptomic Profiling of Mosaic Brain Tissue” will deeply analyze individual brain cells to understand the effects of noninherited ge

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Multilocation Eaglesoft Users – is it Time to Expand Your Software Horizons?

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 2 Minute, 21 Second Has your multilocation practice outgrown Eaglesoft? As you’ve added locations, you may have realized a server-based practice management system has started limiting how effectively you are able to manage locations. Seeing patients at an alternate location or compiling practice-wide reports may not be as seamless as you’d like it to be.

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Discover Dr. Scott Leune’s Comprehensive Approach to Dental Practice Growth

Dentistry Today

Dr. Scott Leune, named one of the 30 most influential people in dentistry and a preeminent thought leader in dental startups, practice management, and leadership coaching, is excited to announce the next evolution of dental practice management: his Pathway to Success. This includes the launch of a new comprehensive website, Practice Mastery seminars, and one-on-one coaching products uniquely designed to help practice owners achieve personal and professional success in every stage of their career